Roka Akor - San Francisco

4.7
1490 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
ROKA AKOR brings an unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine to five locations across the U.S., including Scottsdale, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Skokie, IL.
Roka Akor’s menu changes seasonally, including a rotating selection of wagyu steaks, seafood, and vegetables with Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi and sashimi. The restaurant’s design features a centrally located robata grill that provides the heart of the visual experience, surrounded by contemporary décor and sleek lighting. Guests are encouraged to speak with the chefs about the food to create an interactive and engaging dining experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservation made for "Bar" seating through OpenTable may be for our popular lounge tables located in our downstairs Roka Bar.
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What 1490 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GinaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend dining at Roka Akor, especially the omakase experience if you’re looking to splurge. All courses were so delicious and surprisingly filling! The service was top notch and all the servers were so friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely be going back to try more of the menu.

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ElizabethM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I used to frequent here before the pandemic, tonight was first time there in over a year and it was great to be back. (They’re on Ubereats by the way, which has been awesome)

*Reception= Very accommodating with the reservation time
* Outdoor ambiance = they nailed it! Partitioned outdoor dining with space heaters and accent lights, felt safe to take off mask and dine
* Server very attentive to refilling water glasses which is much appreciated
* Food and drinks are always high quality.
* Background music was excellent last night, reminded me of vegas or Nyc and perfectly calibrated to still feel like you’re inside.

Support local businesses that have made the effort like Roka Akor has to bring a high quality experience during these times.

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JohnS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great attentive, friendly service. Food is usually excellent though meats a bit overdone this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Artyom, thank you for making our experience amazing. Stellar recommendations of Waygu tartare, langoustine, roasted Brussel sprouts and scallops.

Food came at a good cadence, everything was expertly crafted with attention to detail.

Would recommend and we will be back :)

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your very thoughtful review! So happy to hear that Artyom provided an enjoyable experience for you! You can request to have him as your server for your next visit! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipSashaInSF
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best 5 course meal I've had in years. Wine paring preferred. Service was on-point. Recommend sitting at the bar.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! I'm so happy to hear that our chef contributed to your experience and everything was very enjoyable for you! We also offer a Sake Pairing for Omakase! Try it out for your next visit! Hope to see you again soon!

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FernandoL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was outstanding. This place is amazing. Five stars service.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review! Glad to hear that all aspects of your experience were enjoyable! We're still only offering a limited menu, but will slowly be bringing dishes back to our menu! Hope to see you again soon for some more great dishes!

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PaulinaO
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sashimis, side dish the brocolinis, great hamachi and spicy tuna rolls

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed our sushi items! We get our fish shipped in from Japan (not as frequently as we used to pre-covid), but we are always offering special sashimi items! Ask about them the next time you're in! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipJamieB
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food. It is unlike anywhere else! Well worth the hefty price tag!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, Jamie! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We are hoping to bring back lunch and happy hour before the end of the year! Hope to see you again soon!

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a birthday. Delicious food and drink, amazing service on top of that? Couldn’t ask for anything more!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service! We recently opened our robata and sushi counters for seating for a close up view of our chefs at work! Hope to see you again soon!

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KimberlyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Delicious sushi, wagyu and cocktails. Outstanding!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, Kimberly! Glad to hear that you enjoy our cuisine and that the service was on point! We're looking to bring back our happy hour before the year ends! Hopefully we'll be able to have you in once we offer it!

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Lisa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend coming here with a date or with family!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your review, Lisa! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food! We still haven't yet offered our entire menu from pre-covid yet! We're hoping to bring back all our menu items again soon. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Simon is amazing! Truly incredible meal and experience all around.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your review! Chef Simon is indeed amazing and one of our staple chefs here! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner experience with us! We just recently opened up our robata counter for seating so you can sit right beside Chef Simon next time you're in! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipHowardotheHungry
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening despite some minor screwups with the orders.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my coworker in for the first time post-Covid and we had a blast! Ordered Omakase and lots of sake. Erik is the best♥️

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jenn
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Omakase - wonderful service. A place to be seen. Lively energetic vibes.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your review, Jenn! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Omakase experience! We just added our sushi and robata counter seating for an up-close view of our chefs at work! You can request to sit there for your next reservation! Hope to see you again soon!

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LorenaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Unique flavors. Got a conplementary dish from de chef. 100% will come back

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! Happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us and that you scored a complimentary dish! We just recently opened our Robata and Sushi counter seating, so you can have a close up view of our chefs at work! They love to treat guests sitting at the counter too! :) Hope to see you again soon!

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Steve
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and sauces were outstanding as was our waiter, Oscar. My wife and I opted to sit outside where the seating area was quiet as was expected. We had ten courses for our special occasion, knowing we were not going to get bargain basement prices. But, the food was outstanding and the meal was memorable. Oscar was a great touch!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the dinner experience and our new patio! Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us! Hope to see you again soon!

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GtownFoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Ambiance.

I booked a seat at the bar, anticipating a sushi bar based on the restaurant theme. This was my error for not reviewing images or calling to confirm. Our table was actually in a dark bar/lounge in the basement.

They placed us at a four top table and we chose to sit side-by-side on the bench side of the table. Our view was of the back bar, trash can, serving items, etc. extremely unattractive.

Food.

The shrimp tempura appetizer was wonderful. I’d order it again. We also ordered the chefs selection of sashimi/nigiri. The fish arrived a top a huge bowl of ice, with a color changing puck below. The fish was fresh but served too cold on the ice. The fish also lacked taste, all selections were extremely mild.

Service / Management

The staff was attentive and checked in regularly. They also came by frequently to ensure beverage glasses were full and ask about placing orders for additional food and drink.

When the check came an additional 18% Service Fee had been added. Upon inquiring, I discovered that the fee is a management fee to accommodate operating expenses, justified as also including a base increase for staff salaries. I find this extremely distasteful. Upon request the fee was waved and I proceeded to tip the staff as I normally would.

Overall.
It was a cold experience. The ambiance and the staff lacked warmth. The bill was high. And the food did not compensate. I will not likely return.

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Laur
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Francisco! Great food and service - Mango Tapioca highly recommended!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Mango Tapioca Pudding and had a pleasant experience with us! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food! We will definitely be back for the chefs special again.

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PinarA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It’s a good looking place. The food is pretty good but pricey for the amount and quality. Service was a bit slow but okay. Cocktails are way too pricey! 18% service charge is fine as long as you don’t have to tip over it but the waiter mentioned they only get like 4% and 2% goes to bussers and the rest goes to the restaurant which is not acceptable. It was quite a rip off at the end for an okay experience.

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Lauren
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the multi-course tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing and so incredibly delicious! We were so impressed. Will be going back for the tasting menu again soon and can’t wait for the A5 Wagyu beef dishes!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Lauren! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Omakase experience and the Japanese Wagyu! We just brought on a new special Wagyu this last week! Hope to see you again soon!

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Pinkerton
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. Consistently good every time.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear our consistency is up to standards! We recently reopened our counter seating in the dining room to offer a close up view of our chefs in action! Hope to see you again soon!

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Shen
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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TerenceH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I went there to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. The food was good overall but the pork belly was a little too fatty for our taste. The ambiance was nice, kind of noisy but still able to have a conversation, BUT the service was horrible. Our server was named Oscar and he was just straight up rude. He was very disrespectful, condescending, and a smartass. When asking about the menu he was getting annoyed bc I was asking him a few questions and he gave me horrible answers that didn't help. Naturally I asked for more clarification and he gave me more attitude because of that. It wasn't until I was visibly getting upset and asked for his name that he started to change his attitude but by then he already soured my mood. For a $400 dinner, I expect a lot more. You can't always control the food. Sometimes it can get overcooked, or an order was misplaced, or maybe the piece of meat wasn't the best cut, etc.; however, you can ALWAYS control the service you provide. I've been here a few times but I don't think I would return because of how rude Oscar was and to top it off...18% gratuity was automatically added for a two person table. He deserved a lot less than that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night in SF and they were extremely gracious, especially the host. She has been at staple at Roka Since I started going there in 2014.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and that you were able to see some familiar faces! We recently just reopened our Sushi counter and Robata Counter seating! Come swing by to get a close up view of our chefs in action!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for my daughter’s admission into Cal. Perfect evening and great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nickel and dimed is over a sauce and charged us $1. We dropped almost $300 on a dinner for two and the server brought it to our attention that a sauce request would be $1. It felt like I was at McDonald’s asking for an extra BBQ for my nuggets.

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vipKatarinaB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to bring back happy hour in the upcoming months! Hope to see you again soon!

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gracey
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family Celebration for my daughter graduation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. Food was absolutely amazing. Lava cake was to die for. Server was very attentive and thoughtful. We appreciated the special touch for our anniversary. Awesome experience. Will come back again for sure!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your special occasion with us and topped it off with an amazing dessert! We offer a selection of items for takeout and delivery as well! You can find those options on our website! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipJamieC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wildly expensive and worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

someone smoking weed jn the bathroom

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience could not have been more perfect. Highly recommend! Our server Eric was so much fun and the manager, Barry was absolutely wonderful.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! Glad to hear that you hit it off with Erik and Barry! If you'd like to have Erik as your personal server, you can always request to have him! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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jacsayshi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price and food were phenomenal! Had the omakase and sat outside. Thankfully the weather was pleasant and even got a nice treat for my birthday. Wait staff was very pleasant as well.

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed our new patio addition in the beautiful weather! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! We loved having you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were all fantastic!

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that everything was spot on for you! We offer new cocktails and dishes as seasons change! We've added a few new ones since your last visit! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! One of the best restaurant in San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Roka Akor - San Francisco
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that all was enjoyable! Looking to bring back happy hour in the upcoming months for great snack and drink options! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the team made my mom feel special on her birthday! Great time!!

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Roka Akor - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 1490 OpenTable diners.

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